1 Illinois Shall Issue Must Inform Officer Immediately: NO. (See Must Inform Section Below). Illinois CCW Links State Firearms Site IL Carry Law FAQs From ISP. Live Scan Locations FOID Card FAQs Apply for FOID Card Instructions For Applying Firearms Admin Rules Municipal Ordinances State Statutes State Admin Rules Note: Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New State Attorney General Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia have Permitless Carry.. Anyone who can legally possess a firearm may carry it concealed in those IL Firearm Trainers states without a Permit/License. Check each states page for more information IDNR FAQs and any restrictions that may apply. Last Updated: 6/23/18. Idaho, North Dakota and Wyoming have Permitless Carry for their Residents only. Permits/Licenses This State Honors Listed Below Illinois does not honor any other states Permit/License.
2 How to Apply for a Permit Note: By the Act the Illinois State Police have 90 days from date of submission to Issue a permit. You do not have to submit fingerprints with your application but if you choose not to submit fingerprints they have an extra 30 days to process your application. _____. Illinois Residents 16 hours of Concealed Carry firearms training provided by an ISP approved Instructor. Electronic Copy of my training certificate(s). You will be required to upload your electronic certificate during the application process. NOTE: All new applicants and returning CCL applicants will need to register with the Illinois State Police by providing some key identifiers found on their Illinois Driver's License or Identification card, creating a username and password, and answering four security questions. Questions regarding the Concealed Carry License application process should be directed to the Illinois State Police at 217-782-7980.
3 1. A Valid Driver's License or State Identification card. A valid FOID card. A head and shoulder electronic photograph taken within the last 30 days. Be able to provide the last ten years of residency. Fingerprints Electronic fingerprints will expedite your application! Specify to the Live Scan vendor that your fingerprint application is for the Concealed Carry application (ORI = IL920707Z, Purpose Code = CCW). NOTE: Applicants will be assigned a transaction control number (TCN) at the time of fingerprinting and will be required to retain that TCN to complete the application. $ payable with a credit card or electronic check. The FCCL will be valid for 5 years. Note: For more information on applying from the Illinois State Police go Here. Note: Information and release of Medical Records Information etc for the Department to access will be on the Application. Training must be taken from a state certified instructor.
4 Training must be 16 hours. Up to 8. hours training from previous training if approved by the state can apply to the 16 hours required by the state. Prior Training that meets Illinois Criteria can be seen Here. You can find a Trainer Here. Applying by Phone Applicants can contact the ISP Firearms Services (FSB) Customer Service Center phone line at (217) 782- 7980 and provide a FSB call taker with the same CCL application information that is currently required through the CCL on-line process. The FSB call taker will need the applicant's full name, any previous names, date of birth, driver's license number or state ID, Firearms Owner Identification (FOID) card number, current mailing address, ten years of previous address history, fingerprint Transaction Control Number (TCN) (which is optional), training instructor's name and the Concealed Carry Trainer's Identification (CCTID) number.
5 Applicants should have this information readily available prior to calling the FSB Customer Service Center phone line. Upon validation of the FOID number and driver's license or identification card, payment in the form of credit card or electronic check will be needed and securely processed by the FSB call taker. Once the CCL telephone application interview is completed and payment confirmed, the applicant will receive the application in the mail. Upon receipt, the applicant must review the application for accuracy, initial all required areas, answer the background check questions, and sign and date the application. The applicant must also attach a 2 inch by 2 inch headshot photo (shoulder to head) taken within the last 30 days and provide all required training certificates. The completed application, photo, and training certificates must be returned to the ISP through the Postal Service before the application will be processed and a license issued.
6 Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID Card). Note: The Illinois State Police are stating that they will no longer accept paper applications after March 9, 2015. However, paper applications will be available for those who do not have computer access. Those younger than 21 without a driver's license or ID card will be required to use the paper application. Check the Illinois State Police Website for more information on how to apply for a FOID Card The FOID card was created in 1968, by the FOID Act, as a way to identify those persons eligible to possess and acquire firearms and firearm ammunition as part of a public safety initiative in the State of Illinois . 2. Q. Who needs a FOID card? A. Unless specifically exempted by statute, any Illinois resident who acquires or possesses firearm or firearm ammunition within the State must have in their possession a valid Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) card issued in his or her name.
7 Note: SB836 made the law state an IL Firearm License to Carry can now be used to possess firearms and purchase ammunition. Note: New regulations now state that those in possession of an Illinois License to Carry do not have to have their FOID Card in their possession to buy firearms and ammunition or possess firearms and ammunition. still believes you have to have a FOID Card but don't have to have it in your possession as long as you have your Illinois License to Carry. Note: Admin Code now states Card Shall expire 10 years from the date of issuance. It does not state cards issued after a certain date but just states they will expire 10 years from issuance. The Rule did state 5 years before the change. Note: The State Preempts all Handgun Laws in the state and all handgun restrictions passed by local governments are null and void. Local authorities still have the authority to restrict long guns and their bans on long guns are still valid.
8 No new restrictions on long guns can be passed by local authorities 10 days after their Concealed Carry Law takes effect. Non-Resident Permit Note: During the first week of Feb 2017 the state of Illinois revised the list of states whose residents they would Issue non-resident permits to. They only listed four states and removed three they did list and added three different ones that they say meet their criteria. The non-residents from those three states that no longer met their criteria who had obtained an Illinois Non-Resident permit received a letter stating that their Illinois Non-Resident permit was no longer valid. You can read a copy of one of those letters Here. NON-RESIDENTS. In accordance with 430 ILCS 66/40 (b), out of state residents may be eligible for an Illinois Concealed Carry License if your state meets the definition of substantially similar as established by rule.
9 See 20 Il. Admin. Code Currently, the states identified below have been determined to have laws related to firearm ownership, possession, and carrying that are substantially similar to the requirements to obtain a license under Illinois ' law; and, therefore, may apply for an Concealed Carry License. This list will be updated as additional states are identified as substantially similar. Further Information concerning the regulations for non-resident applications can be found at 20 Il. Admin. Code 1. Arkansas, 2. Mississippi 3. Texas 4. Virginia Note: Only residents of the states listed above have been approved by the Illinois State Police to apply for an Illinois Non-Resident Permit. They will update this list if other states have criteria that meet their stands for their residents. Illinois law states you must have a permit/license from your home state if applicable to apply for an Illinois permit.
10 If you don't have your resident permit/license at this times believes you can not apply for an Illinois Non Resident Permit to Carry and will only accept applications from residents of states listed above. The US Court of Appeals 7th District upheld the Illinois practice of only issuing to non- residents of the states listed above. You can read the ruling Here. Non-Residents 16 hours of Concealed Carry firearms training provided by an ISP approved Instructor. 3. An electronic copy of a valid concealed carry license from my home state. Electronic Copy of my training certificate(s). You will be required to upload your electronic certificate during the application process. A head and shoulder electronic photograph taken within the last 30 days. A Valid Driver's License or State Identification card. Be able to provide the last ten years of residency. A notarized affidavit documenting the applicant's eligibility under both state and federal laws, the understanding of the laws pertaining to possession and transport of firearms, acknowledgment the applicant is subject to the jurisdiction of the Illinois State Police and the Illinois courts and that the applicant meets the mental health standards in Illinois to obtain a firearm.